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CMOHS.org - Saddler VOIT, OTTO, U.S. Army

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VOIT, OTTO

Rank: Saddler
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 7th U.S. Cavalry
Born: Germany
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Little Big Horn, Mont., 25 June 1876
 
 


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Citation

Volunteered with George Geiger, Charles Windolph, and Henry Mechlin to hold an exposed position standing erect on the brow of the hill facing the Little Big Horn River. They fired constantly in this manner for more than 20 minutes diverting fire and attention from another group filling canteens of water that were desperately needed.